C&C, Please. Children! Dead Ducks!

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  1. crashcart

    crashcart TPF Noob!

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    I snapped this in Chinatown, NYC, and I did a little post-processing on it, but I just can't tell if it needs more or if I should just leave it as is. Any input is always appreciated.

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    I think it could do with a little more contrast and sharpening. I also reckon it might work well in B+W or with a bit of light desaturation. Nice shot.
     
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    with the right edits this could look like a frame pulled from one of those typical horror movies with like long black haired asian girls as the ghosts.
     
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    I think changing it to a B/W would be a good addition.
     
  5. crashcart

    crashcart TPF Noob!

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    As you wish! I had this shot as well, but never worked on it. Not truly at the level of The Grudge, but hey...

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  6. manaheim

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    I like the first shot compositionally very much. I think it cries for some kind of color adjustment... maybe yellowing or sephia. Possibly B&W. Theres a feeling in the composition like there is a longing... but for some reason the colors kill it.
     
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    Here, what about something like this?

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    I increased the yellows, added a touch of green.
    I desaturated it quite a bit.
    I also sharpened it a lot. The nice thing about this was the cook was SO out of focus that the sharpening had almost no effect on him but gave a bit of a hard egde to the boy and the ducks.

    I think it brings a lot more emotion into an already very good shot. What do you think?
     
  8. kundalini

    kundalini Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I love #1 as shot. All the things wrong with it make it right.

    Well done........ crispy and aromatic please.
     
  9. manaheim

    manaheim Jedi Bunnywabbit Staff Member Supporting Member

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    No, damnit, yer supposed to say mine is so much k00ler! :lmao:
     
  10. Ejazzle

    Ejazzle TPF Noob!

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    manaheim, you made the ducks look like they've been drug through mud, left to dry and then someone came along and polished them.

    lol. i couldnt resist, no hard feelings :)
     
  11. manaheim

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    I know! Doesn't it rock?! :)
     
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    Damn, you stole the words right away from my fingertips :p

    I'm not a fan of the edit Manaheim, the sharpening, yes, the colour.. not so much. Then again, I'm viewing on a horrible quality LCD so hey, could look completely different to me :p
     

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